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  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 1.
    • Verse 1. And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him.
    • Verse 2. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
    • Verse 3. “Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    • Verse 4. Blessed are those who mourn, For they shall be comforted.
    • Verse 5. Blessed are the meek, For they shall inherit the earth.
    • Verse 6. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    • For they shall be filled.
    • Verse 7. Blessed are the merciful, For they shall obtain mercy.
    • Verse 8. Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God.
    • Verse 9. Blessed are the peacemakers, For they shall be called sons of God.
    • Verse 10. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake,
    • For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    • Verse 11. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
    • Verse 12. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 2.
    • Summary of MATTHEW 5:1-12:-
    • 1. Christ's Sermon on the Mount. Verses 1-2.
    • 2. Who are blessed? Verses 3-12.
    • 1st POINT: Christ's Sermon on the Mount, verses 1-2.
    • The Beatitudes have been called many things, but one title stands out, “the foundation principles of the Kingdom of Heaven.”
    • Would you know the character to which Christians should aim at?
    • Would you know the outward walk, and inward spirit which becomes a follower of Christ the Lord?
    • We are going to look at the “EIGHTFOLD” character of a Christian, and the EIGHT fold blessings attached to that character. None will find happiness in this world or the next, who do not seek it from Christ the Lord.
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 3.
    • Verse One.
    • “ And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him.”
    • “ And when He was seated.”
    • When He had sat or seated Himself. “Sitting” was the usual posture of an eastern teacher. Often Jesus “sat” to tell His followers of the “Kingdom of Heaven.” Why did Jesus teach His disciples? Because, He said:
    • "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because:
    • He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor;
    • He has sent Me to heal the broken-hearted,
    • To proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed;
    • To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord." Luke 4:18-21.
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 4.
    • Verse Two.
    • “ Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying.”
    • Here is a serious way of exciting the hearer’s attention, and preparing them for something good. Jesus spoke as from the chair of authority, and His hearers gathered at His feet, as Mary did. Someone said; “Now was opened the richest fountain of instruction which had ever flowed for the good of mankind. He, who had before time opened the mouths of the prophets, now opened His own mouth.”
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 5.
    • 2nd POINT: The Lord here gives Eight characters of blessings, verses 3-12.
    • The "Beatitudes," set forth the characteristics of the heirs of the Kingdom. There is a heavenly side and an earthly side to the Kingdom, and it is only for those who are "poor in spirit," those who humble themselves on account of their sin, and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, who, through the new birth, receive the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 6.
    • 1st Description and Blessing: Verse Three.
    • “ Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
    • The poor in spirit are happy.
    • Those that bring their mind to their sinful condition. They are humble, and see their want, weep with guilt, and thirst after Jesus their Redeemer. The kingdom of grace and mercy is for such; the kingdom of heaven is for them.
    • The greater part of mankind are not aware of their condition; but think themselves rich, and increased with goods: but, there are some who are aware of it, who see their poverty and want, and mourn over it, and acknowledge, that all they have, or hope to have, is own to the free grace of God.
    • “ For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
    • The poor in spirit not only shall have - but they already have - the Kingdom. The poor in spirit are rich in the knowledge of God, while others walk in darkness, without light. Men who know their spiritual poverty are the only ones who by faith can lay hold of the true riches of grace.
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 7.
    • 2nd Description and Blessing: Verse Four.
    • “ Blessed are those who mourn. For they shall be comforted.”
    • Those that mourn are happy.
    • Oh! What godly sorrow which works true repentance and continual dependence for acceptance on the mercy of God in Christ Jesus.
    • Heaven is the joy of our Lord; yet our way is through a vale of tears. Such mourners shall be comforted by their God.
    • “ For they shall be comforted.”
    • The mourners shall be “comforted”. Even now they get “beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garments of praise for the spirit of heaviness.” Sowing in tears, they reap even here in joy. Here in this life, by the God of all comfort, by Christ the comforter; by the Spirit of God, whose work and office it is to comfort.
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 8.
    • 3rd Description and Blessing: Verse Five.
    • “ Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
    • The Lord calls those “blessed” who are meek. He means those who are of a patient and of a contented spirit. They that are willing to put up with little honour here below; they can bear injuries without resentment; they are not ready to take offence.
    • They are ready in every good work, to speak evil of no man.
    • “ For they shall inherit the earth.”
    • When they delight themselves in the Lord, He gives them the desires of their heart; when they commit their ways to Him. All things, in short, are theirs, of those rights which belong to them as the children of God.
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 9.
    • 4th Description and Blessing: Verse Six.
    • “ Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    • For they shall be filled.”
    • He means those who desire above all things to be entirely conformed to the mind and will of God. Those that have the appetites of the new life. As hunger and thirst are the keenest of our appetites, “Taste and see” says the Psalmist.
    • “ For they shall be filled.”
    • The word here used denotes the amplest satisfaction “completely satisfied.” Psalm 17:15 “As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness; I shall be satisfied when I awake in You. ”
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 10.
    • 5th Description and Blessing: Verse Seven.
    • “ Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.”
    • We must do all we can to help those who are in need. We must have compassion on the souls of others, and help them; who are in sin, and seek to snatch them as brands out of the burning.
    • ” For they shall obtain mercy.”
    • Mercy from God, through Christ Jesus; which is free, sovereign, abundant, and eternal. Men are said to obtain mercy, when they are regenerated, and called by grace; and when they have a discovery, the forgiveness of their sins.
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 11.
    • 6th Description and Blessing: Verse Eight.
    • “ Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.”
    • The heart must be purified by faith, and kept for God. “Create in me such a clean heart, O God. ” None but the pure are capable of seeing God.
    • ” For they shall see God.”
    • In this life, enjoying communion with Him, both in private and public, in the home and the House of God; where they often behold His beauty, see His power and His glory, and taste, and know that He is good and gracious. Where they shall see God in Christ, with the eyes of their understanding; for Christ is God.
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 12.
    • 7th Description and Blessing: Verse Nine.
    • “ Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
    • Not between God and man, for no man can make his own peace with God; nor can any mere creature, angels, or men, make it for him; Christ, in this sense, is the only peace maker.
    • But between men and men. To live peaceably with all men, and with one another. Making peace between their fellow creatures and fellow Christians.
    • ” For they shall be called sons of God.”
    • That is, they are the children of God by adopting grace, which is made manifest in their regeneration; and that is evidenced by the fruits of it, which is wrought in them by the Spirit of God; and so are truly sons of peace.
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 13.
    • 8th Description and Blessing: Verses Ten and Eleven and Twelve.
    • “ Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake,
    • For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
    • Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
    • Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 14.
    • “ For righteousness' sake.”
    • On account of their righteous and godly conversation, which brings upon them the hatred of evil men of this world:
    • They are persecuted for preaching, maintaining, or embracing, the doctrine of justification by the righteousness of Christ.
    • “ For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ”
    • The same blessedness is predicated of these as of the poor in spirit, in verse 3.
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 15.
    • ” Blessed are you when they revile you.”
    • These words are particularly directed to the Disciples of Christ, and are designed to inform them, that they should not be exempted from reproach and persecution, but to endure for Christ's sake.
    • ” Rejoice and be exceedingly glad.”
    • Because of the honour put upon them, the glory they bring to Christ and His cause, by cheerfully suffering for it.
  • THE BEATITUDES of MATTHEW 5:1-12. slide 16.
    • Conclusion:
    • Now you should know:
    • The kind of people Christians should be?
    • The character to which Christians should aim at?
    • The outward walk and inward spirit which becomes a follower of Christ the Lord?
    • By living the “EIGHTFOLD” character of a Christian. For none will find happiness in this world or the next, who do not seek it from Christ the Lord.